Steampunk HQ opened in November 2011. It is an art collaboration proudly based in the small southern coastal town of Oamaru, New Zealand. It portrays an industrial version of Steampunk, with a giant sense of humour and larger than life visions of an off the wall Steampunk universe. Steampunk HQ is well known for its full scale train engine that spits fire and billows smoke.
The Lonely Planet Guide rates Steampunk HQ as one of NZ’s best new tourist attractions.